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Web News: Research suggests how online register could be improved to make it fit for the future

24 April 2015

New research published today suggests how the online medical register, which lists all qualified doctors eligible to work in the UK, could be improved to make it more useful and accessible

Web News: Essential maintenance to some key systems Saturday 11 April from 09:00 to 15:00

10 April 2015

Advance notice that some key systems will be unavailable.

GMC Statement: Response to BMJ article about unlicensed prescribing of Avastin for AMD

02 April 2015

Responding to calls from the BMJ for doctors to be allowed to prescribe Avastin for the treatment of wet age related macular degeneration (AMD) Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of the General Medical Council, said:

Web News: A new time limit on doctors' provisional registration is introduced today

01 April 2015

Today we’re introducing a limit on the time a doctor can hold provisional registration.

Press Release: GMC welcomes independent whistleblowers review by Sir Anthony Hooper

26 March 2015

An independent review commissioned by the GMC has recommended that organisations referring concerns about a doctor’s fitness to practise to the GMC should declare whether the doctor has raised concerns about patient safety.

Press Release: GMC gets right of appeal to High Court

25 March 2015

Parliament has approved changes to the Medical Act which will give the General Medical Council (GMC) a right of appeal against fitness to practise tribunal decisions it considers are too lenient and do not protect the public.

Press Release: GMC seeks views of doctors in training

20 March 2015

Doctors in training will begin taking part in the world’s largest survey of postgraduate medical education later this week (March 24).

Press Release: Inaugural welcome from Chair at GMC Conference

16 March 2015

Professor Terence Stephenson will be giving his first speech as Chair of the General Medical Council to delegates at the GMC conference today.

Press Release: New research finds that GMC decisions are fair to doctors under investigation

13 March 2015

Decisions made about doctors during a General Medical Council investigation are fair and consistent according to independent research published today.

GMC Statement: Response to LMC Conference motions

13 March 2015

GMC responds to motions carried forward at the LMC Conference 2015.